/Tag:Childhood Hunger
6 07, 2015

June Social Media Roundup

July 6th, 2015|

"Social Media Round-Up" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. Asking for Help at 80 – America’s New Faces of Hunger, PBS.ORG "In 2013, the last year for which data is available, 15.5 percent of America’s seniors — roughly 9.6 million people [...]

10 06, 2015

Protecting Kids From Hunger: A Pediatrician’s Perspective

June 10th, 2015|

Special Blog Post By: Dr. Rhea Boyd, Pediatrician, Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Children's Hospital Oakland Dr. Rhea Boyd is a pediatrician who works at Palo Alto Medical Foundation’s urgent care, as well as at Children’s Hospital Oakland’s teen clinic. She spoke to us about the impact that hunger has on children, and how local [...]

23 04, 2015

Kids: Authors Of Their Own Food Stories – Part 2

April 23rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Jessica Washburn, Writer and Food Educator In last month’s blog post, I wrote about my work with Second Harvest to facilitate a creative writing class for 5th and 6th graders at the nonprofit after school program, Redwood City Police Activities League. Completed in the fall of 2014, the class used writing [...]

3 04, 2015

School Pilot Program Empowers Families

April 3rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager What if we wanted to build a program from the ground up, without any history or any assumptions? That’s the question we asked ourselves through the creation of our innovative School Pilot Program. Second Harvest has joined forces with Sacred Heart Nativity School and Martha’s Kitchen in [...]

2 04, 2015

March Social Media Roundup

April 2nd, 2015|

“Social Media Round-Up” is an ‘ICYMI’ compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment! #Repost @jennessy12 ・・・
Hero of the day was 10 year old Zach, wishing him a speedy recovery after his surgery on Tuesday! Oh and then there was [...]

24 03, 2015

Creating Custom Solutions for Schools

March 24th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager Although Second Harvest has had a long tradition of working with schools, it has often been on a logistical level: do you have a parking lot we could use to distribute food once a month? Now, we are looking at schools and school districts as true partners [...]

23 03, 2015

Kids: Authors Of Their Own Food Stories – Part 1

March 23rd, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Jessica Washburn, Writer and Food Educator Over the past decade, I have taught kids of all ages cooking and witnessed repeatedly how students fall in love with simple, nourishing food when they make it themselves. If their hands have washed lettuce, chopped cucumbers and whisked a salad dressing, then they might [...]

20 03, 2015

Fighting Summer Hunger in East Palo Alto

March 20th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Marc Baker, Grants Manager For far too many local kids, summer is a time of anxiety—of wondering when there will be food to eat again. This is especially true in East Palo Alto, where 95% of the students live in households that meet the income eligibility for free or reduced-price meals [...]

1 03, 2015

February Social Media Roundup

March 1st, 2015|

"Social Media Roundup" is an 'ICYMI' compilation of the top hunger-related news articles and other interesting tidbits posted on our social media profiles. One in Five U.S. Children Depends On Food Stamps, BLOGS.WSJ.COM "The findings are the latest evidence of how little America’s less-advantaged groups—children, but also young adults, the poor, minorities, the middle class—have [...]

18 02, 2015

My Personal Experience With Hunger

February 18th, 2015|

Special Blog Post by: Suzanne Liu, Second Harvest board member My experience with hunger is a personal one. Two months after my younger brother was born, he got sick. What doctors diagnosed as a common cold was meningitis, and days later my brother passed away. In his grief, my father became addicted to drugs. We [...]